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Award Categories

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to announce the Awards for which nominations are being accepted.  The Leadership and Engagement Awards include:  

Student Employee of the Year
Emerging Leader Award
Social Change Award
Outstanding Social Programming Award
Outstanding Educational Programming Award
Outstanding Cultural Programming Award
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award
Father Ed Hendricks Award
Unsung Hero Award
Pillar of the Community Award

Student Employee of the Year Award

The Student Employee of the Year Award recognizes Frostburg State University student employees who demonstrate outstanding performance as employees of the university. In addition, recipients may be eligible for district, regional, and national consideration in the Student Employee of the Year program, coordinated by the National Student Employment Administration.

The Student Employee of the Year Award is granted to passionate, motivated students whose contributions are highly valued by their department of employment. Nominees must be FSU student employees who have worked a minimum of six months part time (or three months full time) during the selection period of June through March.

Nominations for FSU Student Employee of the Year will be accepted from January 16 to February 2.  Nominations are judged on the following characteristics:

  • quality of work

  • initiative

  • disposition

  • reliability

  • contribution to the employer

Emerging Leader Award

This award recognizes an outstanding freshman or sophomore who has demonstrated leadership skills, involvement at FSU, and strong academic performance.

Social Change Award

This category recognizes an individual or organization who has worked to make a positive difference in our local, state, national, or global communities.  This individual or organization should have worked toward the enhancement of service to others.

Outstanding Social Programming Award

This award seeks to recognize a student organization for their time and talents to facilitate an engaging and thoughtful event for Frostburg State University.  This category recognizes student organization programming that is inherently social nature.  Nominated programs should be social programs.  Nominated programs should be linked to a recognized campus organization, student or faculty/staff member.  Nominated program should not be a part of a graded class assignment or with financial and structural support from the University.

Outstanding Educational Programming Award

This award seeks to recognize a student organization for their time and talents to facilitate an engaging and thoughtful event for Frostburg State University.  This category recognizes student organization programming that is inherently educational in nature.  Nominated programs should have raised awareness on some sort of issue or led to an understanding of a topic.  Nominated programs should be linked to a recognized campus organization, student or faculty/staff member.  Nominated program should not be a part of a graded class assignment or with financial and structural support from the University.

Outstanding Cultural Programming Award

This award seeks to recognize a student organization for their time and talents to facilitate an engaging and thoughtful event for Frostburg State University.  This category recognizes student organization programming that is inherently cultural in nature.  Nominated programs should have raised awareness on some sort of cultural issue or led to an understanding of culture.  Nominated programs should be linked to a recognized campus organization, student or faculty/staff member.  Nominated program should not be a part of a graded class assignment or with financial and structural support from the University.

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award

This category recognizes the support and contributions of an outstanding recognized student organization advisor at Frostburg State University.  This individual volunteers to advise an organization outside their current duties as a faculty or staff member.

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award

This category recognizes the support and contributions of an outstanding Faculty or Staff member and the contributions they have made to Frostburg State University students over the past academic year.  Recipients of this award are to have not only demonstrated excellence in their respective role on campus but also be cited for departmental support, going above and beyond their known job description and for being exceptionally courteous and cooperative when working with the student population.  This individual goes above and beyond their job description to serve students.

Father Ed Hendricks Award

This award recognizes a student leader who has demonstrated a genuine concern for the well-being of others.  Candidates for this award demonstrates compassion and commitment to our campus community.  Through their integrity and their many contributions to the campus, the recipient of this award has made a significant impact on Frostburg State University.  This award honors the legacy of Father Ed Hendricks, former Catholic Chaplain, and his distinguished service to Frostburg State University.

Unsung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award recognizes an outstanding student who may not hold a position of leadership but has shown significant commitment to their organization through involvement or their department through employment and has proven themselves to be an outstanding participant in all programs, meetings, and activities. 

Pillar of the Community Award

The Pillar of the Community Award strives to identify and recognize those key leaders on campus that are impacting the greater campus community at Frostburg State University.  The Pillar of the Community Award is awarded to a student who embraces the Frostburg State University experience through active involvement with student life, commitment to serving others, engagement in the campus community, dedication to academic excellence, and by exuding pride in the University through thoughts, words, and actions.  The recipient of this award is recognized as among the best and the brightest student that Frostburg State University has to offer.  The Pillar of the Community Award is one of the highest awards offered at Frostburg State University.

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Now accepting nominations year round!  Each award period runs April 1 - March 31, except where otherwise noted.